Aashish Murali

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Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

It's the FA Cup weekend and this Sunday will see two London rivals face each other in glamorous West London at Craven Cottage. For Fulham, once a staple fixture in the Premier League, this is a genuine opportunity to get one over one of their neighbours in Tottenham Hotspur at home after a convincing 4-1 win against Hull City in the previous round. With the visitors struggling with poor form and injuries to key men, Slavisa Jokanovic's Championship side, having won …
Top Five Manchester United Signings Post the Ferguson Era

Top Five Manchester United Signings Post the Ferguson Era

Manchester United have, since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson not only massive struggled on the pitch (and still coming to terms by the way) but also significantly off it. United have never really been known to make huge superstar signings blowing teams out of the water, under the Scot and more often it was the opposite, as the Red Devils normally ended up selling players of the highest quality to rivals in Europe - usually Real Madrid. But this …
Magnificent Martial Keeps United in the Hunt for Second Place

Magnificent Martial Keeps United in the Hunt for Second Place

Manchester United notched up their 13th win in the league - a facile 2-0 with goals from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. United, after a slow start, quickly shifted gears to produce what was one of their finest first half performances, certainly since their last defeat in the league against Chelsea - 16 games ago. The lineup was greeted with much enthusiasm which saw fan favourite Anthony Martial reinstated on the left flank, part of a fluid and dynamic front …
Arsenal v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will see Arsene Wenger's Arsenal take on a resurgent Hull City side at the Emirates before their Champions League last 16 fixture against Bayern Munich. Arsenal are in dire straits at the moment. After a positive start to 2017, the Gunners have capitulated in the Premier League again with two back to back defeats - at home to Watford and away at Stamford Bridge raising familiar questions about their mentality or a lack thereof to sustain a title …
Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

2016/17 has been a campaign littered with bright patches of high quality football, plenty of goals and teams in the top seven places going toe to toe in the rat race to win the pot of money that comes with qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. It should not come as a surprise, given the influx of managerial talent, the new 5.1 billion TV deal, that has brought with it an assemblage of superstar footballers attracted by astronomical wages. …
Mkhitaryan's Growing Influence and Mourinho's Questionable Stance on Martial

Mkhitaryan's Growing Influence and Mourinho's Questionable Stance on Martial

Manchester United beat Leicester City for the third time this season - an emphatic and largely comfortable stroll-in-the-park 0-3 victory at the King Power Stadium after goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata. United started with a similar line-up to the one that demolished the champions at Old Trafford back in September, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcos Rojo this time in place of Jesse Lingard and Daley Blind. The visitors, after a slow start - for the first …
Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League - as the competition edges towards the busier and more significant periods of the season. Spurs, who have been on a great run in recent weeks will host Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough in an important weekend when there is undoubted potential to make up some ground on some of the fellow top four clubs in the league. They will go into this fixture on the back of a rather dispiriting result …
The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

Manchester United managed to successfully book themselves a trip to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup after they beat Warren Joyce's Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford. United had made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Hull City in midweek - although 23-year old Paul Pogba's goal on the night was enough to see them through to another final in Wembley - their second in the space of nine months. …
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